We need to get a handle on distribution costs as we get serious about electrification. (This post is co-authored with Duncan Callaway) Our household gets unusually excited about power system … Continue Reading Distribution Costs and Distributed Generation
To be successful, the Biden-Harris Administration’s evidence-based policymaking push must engage both technocrats and impacted communities. Last Wednesday was Climate Day at the White House. President Biden, alongside his experienced … Continue Reading Committing to Evidence-Based Policymaking
Do Standards + Investment = Justice? Around mid-December reports emerged that the candidacy of former California Air Resources Board chair Mary Nichols to head the Biden EPA was dead, in … Continue Reading Can Climate Efforts Be the “Everything Policy Store”?
Big environmental progress was made during a terrible 2020. It’s only December 7th, and most of us are completely done with 2020. The suffering the pandemic has caused across the … Continue Reading 10 Good Things That Happened This Year
New Energy Institute research charts a path to lower methane emissions. Last month, the French company ENGIE hit the brakes on a multi-billion-dollar contract to import liquified natural gas from … Continue Reading Where There’s a Well There’s a Way
Climate change, economic recovery, and the 2020 election. If you are climate-concerned, the past four years have been tough sledding. The Trump administration has been busy holding up federal policies … Continue Reading There’s a Lot Ridin’ on Biden
A Biden presidency could use new tools to increase the efficiency of appliances. In our last apartment we had a classic GE refrigerator. As a card-carrying, energy nerd, I pulled … Continue Reading The Weakening of Energy Efficiency Standards